Military

Unmanned fighter to be built in Northern Ireland

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a three-year contract to Spirit Aerosystems to build an unmanned fighter code named “Loyal Wingman” worth £30m. The contract will see a prototype for the unmanned aircraft designed and built at the former Bombardier site in Belfast, Northern Ireland and will support 100 [read more]

A Boeing E7 Wedgetail in use with the RAAF (Image: TransportMedia UK)
Military

Lossiemouth will be UK home for E-7 Wedgetail

RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland has been announced by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) as the UK’s home for the E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft (AEW&C) aircraft. The MOD placed an order for five of the Boeing 737-700NG based surveillance aircraft in 2019 will replace the Boeing E-3D [read more]

Military

US Navy training with RAF in Scotland

A US Navy contingent, including Poseidon and F-35 aircraft, have this week been training with the Royal Air Force in Scotland. RAF Lossiemouth, where the RAF’s recently acquired P-8A Poseidon aircraft are based, has been hosting the US detachment as part of “training and maritime security tasks”. The RAF declined [read more]

Boeing MQ-25 T1 ARS
Military

Boeing tests automated aerial refuelling store

Boeing has successfully completed the first test of its MQ-25 T1 Automated Aerial Refuelling Store. The 2 1/2 hour test flight was conducted in partnership with the US Navy and was designed to test the aerodynamics of the vehicle using the underwing mounted Cobham Aerial Refuelling System (ARS). The Cobham [read more]

Sqn Ldr Tom Bould is the New Red 1 for 2021 (Image: MOD/Crown Copyright 2020)
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New Red 1 announced by Red Arrows

The Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team (RAFAT), The Red Arrows, have announced a new Red 1 for 2021. Squadron Leader Tom Bould, a former frontline Typhoon Pilot, takes over the role from outgoing Red 1 Martin Pert on the 12th October. 39-year-old Tom Bould hails from Bradford, West Yorkshire joined [read more]